Suggested Topics for presentation/report
- Need Title and brief outline (a brief paragraph or bulleted items) by Jan 31.
1. Treaties and policies related to environmental issue
Ozone hole and air pollution
-Smog and its effect (… impact on Beijing Olympics)
-Particle pollution and health impact
3. Global Warming
- Impact of fossil fuels and ways to control carbon emission
- The choices - carbon cap vs. carbon tax
- Kyoto Treaty Pros and Cons
- Depletion of polar bears, melting of ice caps..... what are the long term consequences?
- Meeting the energy demand with fossil fuels
- Alternate fuels
- Clean energy from fossil fuels and CO2 sequestration
- Could building more coal fired power plants be the best alternative to meet our energy demand?
-Pros & Cons of Nuclear Energy
- Impact on global politics
- Treating nuclear waste
-Strengths and weakness of fuel cell technology
- Will fuel cells be a viable technology for automotive industry?
- Why or why not biofuels? How green are biofuels?
- What are
the consequences of promoting biofuels?
- Pros and Cons of harvesting solar and other renewable forms of energy?
- Can solar be the only alternative to meet our rising demand?
- Energy conservation measures
- 2007 Energy bill signed by the President (how it meets or fails to meet the energy challenge)
-Pollution from excess use of Pesticides, herbicides etc
- Green Chemistry
- GE &PCB dumping in Hudson River, Love Canal, Superfund site, Threat to Columbia river from leakage of nuclear storage at Hanford site
- an environmental issue that is being debated in your hometown